Sunday, December 29, 2013

December Happenings #3

Here’s another recap of our fun adventures this month!

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The kids decorated small trees for their rooms, and they each have their own.  Last year when they got them, they were so excited that they didn’t want to turn off the lights, even after Christmas.  They sort of got used to using them as nightlights.  So they continued to leave them turned on until every single strand of lights burned out on all 3 trees!  So I went and bought new lights this year, along with a new set of decorations for each of them.  Haylee and Hayden decorated theirs right away, but they forgot to help Holden with his.  So I brought it downstairs and set it on the floor where he could reach it and let him go to town with his ornaments.

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As you can see, he chose a blue true, his favorite color.  He took such great are in placing the ornaments just where he wanted them.  I “helped” redistribute them a bit when he was done, but he had a lot of fun with the process.  Winking smile

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During one of our final school days before our long Christmas break, Haylee and Holden took a short break to enjoy reading Merry Christmas, Stinky Face together on the sofa.  So sweet!  If you haven’t read the series of Stinky Face books, they’re really cute.  They enjoyed this one, too.

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We’ve been reading a lot more books together lately outside of our homeschooling because the city opened a new Joint Use Library in conjunction with the local community college, and it’s literally right up the street from us.  They kids (and the adults, too) have enjoyed getting new batches of books and movies quite regularly.  We all love it!

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Also before the holiday break, the kids and I made it out to the semi-annual Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  The holiday sale is always the better of the two sales (the other one is in the spring).  It started at 3 PM the first day, so I was able to pick Hayden up from school and head right out there. 

The kids ended up with quite a haul of books and science experiments to do.  They even got a bucket of make-your-own snow that they can’t wait to make!  I’m so glad they offer a $25 off $100 coupon, ‘cause I actually needed it this time!  Sheesh…the last thing we need is more books in the house, but I can never say no to books.  The kids could be doing something far worse with their time than reading books, after all!

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Stay tuned for more details on our December events.